Free Radicals, Nemesis Of Youth And Beauty

February 25th, 2010

With each breath you take you are AGING! This is not just a metaphor but a normal consequence of breathing itself as its byproduct is a highly unstable molecule known as a free radical.

And how does this affect the skin? Free radicals attack collagen and break it down.

1018252_blog1Collagen degradation leads to wrinkles and obvious signs of aging and the less collagen you have, results in the skin losing its firmness and strength.

An antioxidant helps neutralize free radicals in two ways. One, by donating electrons, a negatively charge particle, that free radicals need and two, by breaking up the chain reaction caused by free radicals.

Foods rich in antioxidants are: nuts, grapes, blueberries, pomegranates, cherries, grapefruit, cranberries, raspberries. All of them can be used as yummy treats and will help you fight off signs of aging, no matter what your age.

However, there are thousands of known antioxidants, each with different abilities, strengths and benefits. They can be found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, meats and even fish.

As always, I love to hear from you and any questions you might have regarding the health and beauty of your skin.

Please call the salon in New York City for the best facial and the remarkable results of clean, clear and glowing skin. And please make your appointments as early as possible to ensure that you will get the best possible time for you. 212/949.2350.


Joanna Vargas Skin Care